Dean Richard Collins (born May 30, 1990, in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor best known for playing the character "Mike Gold" on Fox's sitcom The War at Home, which debuted in September 2005. He later appeared as "Harry Beardsly" in the November 2005 film Yours, Mine and Ours. Previously, he had recurring roles on Mad TV's Reading Caboose skit as Ernie and as a recurring character in Jack & Bobby. He appeared in the movie Hoot as Garrett. He lives with his parents, two older brothers, and younger sister.
Dean became good friends with Logan Lerman who played his best friend on Jack & Bobby, and they remain close despite the series cancellation. In their spare time, the boys collaborate on humorous, quirky short films, which they write, direct, star in and film; these are then uploaded to the popular website YouTube under the joint account name of "monkeynuts1069."
Hoot is a 2006 film based on Carl Hiaasen's novel of the same name. Directed by Wil Shriner, Hoot was released on May 5, 2006. It was produced by Walden Media, of the Narnia franchise, and New Line Cinema. It features live burrowing owls and music by Jimmy Buffett, who is also a co-producer and plays Mr. Ryan, the science teacher, in the film.
Roy Eberhardt (Logan Lerman) has just moved to Florida from Montana, and makes the mistake of telling everyone so. He is teased mercilessly, and is pretty fed up, until he makes the acquaintance of Beatrice Leep (Brie Larson), and her stepbrother "Mullet Fingers" (Cody Linley), a runaway. Meanwhile, a corrupt and ruthless pancake company is attempting to construct a new pancake house close by. There is a problem though, a group of burrowing owls will be killed if they bulldoze the site. The trio embark on a crusade to save the endangered animals. Mullet Fingers continues to sabotage the site while Roy is drawn deeper and deeper into the effort..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0453494